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#Nicolas Sarkozy

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 24 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am including: Enda and Nicolas’ brief encounter; Noonan urges us to spend spend spend; How Libyan rebels communicate; and the illegal Pulitzer Prize winner.

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus

Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Former French minister Tron charged with rape

Georges Tron resigned over the allegations last month.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 18 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sarkozy's ex-wife could ruin re-election chances with new book Tell All

Sarkozy's ex-wife could ruin re-election chances with new book

Cécilia Attias’ ‘novel’ could be damaging for the French president.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 17 June, 2011

Merkel and Sarkozy want new rescue package for Greece

France and Germany have reached an common ground on the issue of involving Greek bondholders.

Greece names Evangelos Venizelos as new finance minister

The move comes amid speculation that the prime minister had trouble finding a replacement for the outgoing finance minister.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Sarkozy blocking Ireland's attempts to get interest rate cut but Kenny has not yet met French president

It has emerged that the Taoiseach may not have even held a phone conversation with the French leader since taking office in March.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning, including: the ECB mulls over Ireland’s plan to burn Anglo bondholders, the government’s 100th day in power, and a longstanding Bloomsday riddle is finally solved…

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage G8 This post contains videos

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

Ten things you really need to know about Christine Lagarde IMF

Ten things you really need to know about Christine Lagarde

“I honestly think that there should never be too much testosterone in one room”. Christine Lagarde wants to be the head of the IMF and the first woman in the job, but what do we know about her?

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause

With a day to go before Barack Obama touches down in Dublin, one newspaper speculates that he could even help Ireland’s campaign for a cut on its bailout interest rate but others aren’t so impressed by the arrival of the US president.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Democratically elected president of Ivory Coast finally inaugurated

Alassane Ouattara was elected in November, but outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede power. Six months of bloody fighting ensued, leaving hundreds dead.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 8 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know at 9am: Appeal for missing person; Northern assembly filled; violence in Egypt; a one per cent cut on Ireland’s bailout; Queen’s visit concerns; and the French president intervenes in his country’s racial quota row.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 5 May, 2011

France demands: Peace talks soon or a Palestinian state

France has dealt a blow to Israel’s hopes to isolate incoming Palestinian unity government by threatening to support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence if peace talks do not begin by September.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Écoute le pitter patter! France's first lady fuels pregnancy rumours Rumours

Écoute le pitter patter! France's first lady fuels pregnancy rumours

“I would certainly like to talk to you, woman to woman..I would love to speak about it,” the French first lady admits, as a magazine claims she’s expecting twins.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

UN chief demands investigation into clampdown on Syrian protests

Ban Ki-moon condemns the use of force against demonstrators, as popular uprisings continue against president Bashar Assad.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Italy and France ask for review to EU's borderless travel

Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi say they want to stop borderless travel in certain situations, amid rows over Tunisian refugees.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Gaddafi 'using cluster bombs on his own people' in Libya

The accusation comes as NATO foreign ministers reached another stalemate over air support for Libyan rebels on Friday.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 15 April, 2011

Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy vow: Gaddafi must go

The three leaders have pledged in a joint declaration to continue the military campaign against Muammar Gaddafi – saying that allowing him to remain in power “would be an unconscionable betrayal” of the Libyan people.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 14 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Potentially embarrassing Sarkozy biopic to premier at Cannes Cannes This post contains videos

Potentially embarrassing Sarkozy biopic to premier at Cannes

Famous French film festival will be first place in the world to screen film depicting president’s election success and the end of his second marriage.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The public sector under fire; Japanese suffer ‘earthquake sickness’ and is Ryan Tubridy off to the BBC?

Libya Allied forces to increase military operations in Libya

Britain and France have vowed to step up military pressure on Col Gaddafi and to send resources to rebels – while the United States has condemned “renewed atrocities” in Libya.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 11 April, 2011

France's face veil ban takes effect today

A controversial ban on facial veils has come into effect in France today, despite protests by interest groups that the ban violates European human rights law.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Debate on Islam in France ignites controversy

A debate on the role of Islam in secular France just one week ahead of the outlawing of facial veils in public has led to cries of prejudice within the country.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 4 April, 2011

UN forces attack Ivory Coast presidential palace in bid to oust Gbagbo

French-led forces continue their bid to oust the incumbent president, who refuses to cede power despite losing elections.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Kenny "disagrees fundamentally" with reports of EU 'cockiness'

The Taoiseach dismisses a report that he had a “terrible impact” when meeting his EU counterparts on the bailout deal.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 26 March, 2011

Local election defeat on the cards for Sarkozy's ruling party

France’s involvement in Libyan coalition campaign hasn’t made much of an impression on voters closer to home.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Thursday 24 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Carla Bruni to sue French newspaper for airing song without permission Bruni

Carla Bruni to sue French newspaper for airing song without permission

The newspaper played a 50-second audio clip of Bruni’s cover of an old French wartime song, first popularised by singer Charles Trenent.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 21 March, 2011

Government may accept borrowing limits in return for bailout rate cut

Ahead of crucial European summits, ministers say corporation tax is off the agenda – but that other concessions could be made.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 14 March, 2011

Ireland seen as "bad boys and girls" after Kenny's corporation tax stand-off

Michael Noonan due to meet with EU and ECB officials today to discuss details of Ireland’s financial assistance agreement, but Ireland’s corporate tax stance not expected to be main focus.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 13 March, 2011

Shatter insists corporate tax increase is "off the table"

The new Minister for Justice tells RTÉ Radio that the government will not sacrifice the tax rate for a cheaper bailout.

FORMER TÁNAISTE and Progressive Democrat leader Michael McDowell has backed Enda Kenny’s insistence that Ireland should not accept an increase to its corporate tax rate in return for a reduced bailout interest rate. Writing in today’s Sunday Independent, McDowell says Ireland’s gesture to French president Nicolas Sarkozy – who is a major proponent of increasing Ireland’s tax rate – should be one “involving two digits and no other numbers“. The piece, oddly, doesn’t seem to be on the Sindo website.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine things you need to know by 9am, including the latest on fears of a nuclear meltdown in Japan, after an explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 11 March, 2011

Kenny and Sarkozy exchange 'strong words' over corporate tax rate

The new Irish leader and his French counterpart are understood to have clashed at the EU summit in Brussels.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Monday 7 March, 2011

Le Pen takes surprise lead in French presidential polling

The president of the National Front, and daughter of its divisive founder, is the most popular candidate for president.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: An agreement on a new government, a potential visit from Pope Benedict, and the return of the dreaded snow…

# nicolas-sarkozy - Sunday 6 March, 2011

Former French president Jacques Chirac to stand trial on corruption charges

The long-awaited trial will start on Monday and could have implications for the current president Nicolas Sarkozy.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: We have an agreement on a coalition, a poll on gay marriage, Libya latest, and speculation on the Queen’s visit to Ireland.

# nicolas-sarkozy - Friday 4 March, 2011

France's face veil ban to take effect next month

The banning of some religious dress in European countries have drawn criticism by human rights groups – who say the laws discriminate against Muslims and impede an individual’s freedom of expression.